Ray (Rachel) B. Goddard, 56, an award-winning real estate saleswoman in Prince George's County before her retirement in 1979, died Feb. 27 at Washington Adventist Hospital. She had cancer.

Mrs. Goddard began selling real estate for McKee Realty in Bowie in 1972, specializing in residential sales. In 1977, she was named Sales Associate of the Year by the McKee firm. She retired two years later for reasons of health.

Born and reared in New York City, she attended the City College of New York. In 1948, she married William Goddard, now a retired employe of the Air Force Department. The couple moved to Washington in 1949 and had lived in Greenbelt since 1951.

Mrs. Goddard worked at the Bureau of Ships before quitting in 1951 to devote time to her family. In the late 1960s, she was a secretary at the Samuel Ogle Junior High School in Bowie.

She was a member of the Prince George's Board of Realtors. She also was a member of the Hadassah of Bowie, a former chairman of its Social Actions Committee, and a member and former treasurer of the Nevey Shalom Congregation Sisterhood in Bowie.

Besides her husband, surivivors include two sons, Mark, of Philadelphia, and Adam, of College Park; a brother, Eugene Bein, of Fair Lawn N.J., and a sister, Eva Bein, of New York City.